Off Grid Home Forums Technical Discussion Canadian well construction. Re: Canadian well construction.


Hi Elnav,

Thanks for your interest. A Canadian well is basically a buried plastic pipe that is used to draw ventilation air into the house. The air is “warmed” by natural ground heat. Its a poor man’s version of a ground-source heat pump, without the pump!

A friend of mine had heard of this system so I Googled it and there are 3 or 4 websites out there that go into details, but not the specifics.

It is also known as a Provençal well & has been around in one form or another for centuries.